Best horror film of the 60's

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Best of the 60's

  1. Psycho (1960)

    23.8%
  2. Onibaba (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    12.5%
  4. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    43.8%
  5. The Birds (1963)

    2.5%
  6. The Innocents (1961)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Repulsion (1965)

    1.3%
  8. Kwaidan (1965)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

    1.3%
  10. Peeping Tom (1960)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. The Haunting (1963)

    3.8%
  12. Village of the Damned (1960)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Black Sunday (1960)

    1.3%
  14. The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    1.3%
  15. Blood and Black Lace (1965)

    2.5%
  16. Carnival of Souls (1962)

    2.5%
  17. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Witchfinder General (1968)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Black Sabbath (1964)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (Specify)

    3.8%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Now moving are way down to the 60's. Again hard to narrow down to 19 "main" choices but here are some options for "other"

    Hour of the Wolf (1968)
    Cape Fear (1962)
    Wait Until Dark (1967)
    The Collector (1965)
    Targets (1968)
    Seconds (1966)
    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    Scream of Fear (1961)
    Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
    Viy (1967)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    The Nanny (1965)
    Castle of Blood (1964)
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1968)
    Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
    Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
    Spider Baby (1964)
    The House That Screamed (1969)
    Homicidal (1961)
    The Brides of Dracula (1960)
    Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
    This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)
    At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)
    The Whip and the Body (1963)
    I Saw What You Did (1965)
    Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
    The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
    The City of the Dead (1960)
    Strait-Jacket (1964)
    Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
    The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
    The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
    Circus of Horrors (1960)
    Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
    Dementia 13 (1963)
    Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
    The Butcher (1969)
     
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  2. dwatts

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    I went with the The Haunting. But it's virtually impossible to choose, virtually impossible. I went with The Haunting though. Why? Because out of all those great movies, it's one that still have the ability to SCARE me. Rather than my watching it thinking - good movie - it gave me frights. It's so damn good.

    Cape Fear is a thriller, not a horror film. Oops, forget I said that :D
     
  3. indiephantom

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    Wow! Another blow-me-away decade. So hard to choose. Both of the Hitchcock films are stellar. I adore "Carnival of Souls" and "Night of the Living Dead". But my vote goes to my favorite Polanski film "Rosemary's Baby". It's just amazing. "Repulsion" is very cool, too.
     
  4. Cujo108

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    Rosemary's Baby is my pick. Roman Polanski's masterpiece of paranoia and haunting brilliance. Works like a charm every time.

    Targets would be my next choice. A magnificent film with a subject that resides very much in the real world, and I consider Karloff's heartbreaking performance to be his greatest. Then third would go to Carnival of Souls. An eerie and surreal classic, totally nightmarish. Onibaba and The Innocents round out the top five.
     
  5. maybrick

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    I went with Night of the Living Dead even though it makes me a little embarassed as it's too obvious.

    After analyzing these polls the one thing I find is that titles from the beginning of decades hardly sit well with those at the end. For whatever reason, it seems to me that there's always a shift in style mid-decade. IMO, they're better grouped like this (rough approximations): 1955-'65 (golden age of gothic horror); '65-'75 (intro of realism in horror); '75-'85 (golden age of the slasher and gore); '85-'95 (the dark age of horror); '95-'05 (post-Scream horror renaissance)
     
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    Psycho, of course.
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I was torn between Night and Rosemary's Baby. But then I realized WHY Night will be the obvious choice...it IS the best horror film of the 60s
     
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    american=PSYCHO
    euro=BLOOD AND BLACK LACE
     
  9. hell ya!

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    Rosemary's Baby
     
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    night of the living dead
     
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    For me it was between Night of the Living Dead, The Haunting & Rosemarys Baby but I had to go with Rosemarys Baby cuz everytime its on I have to watch it.
     
  12. Ash28M

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    top 5 for me..

    1.Psycho
    2.Night of the Living Dead
    3.The Birds
    4.Cape Fear
    5.The Innocents
     
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    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Has to be NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD for me....my favorite horror film of all time.

    But seeing the films listed makes me realize that this was also an excellent decade.
     
  14. onebyone

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    Psycho for me, although it hurt me to vote against Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead.
     
  15. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    NOTLD
    Psycho
     
  16. Ash28M

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    Well a few of you like your zomie films. They're leading in 3 out of the 5 decades.

    2000 - Shaun of the Dead
    70's - Dawn of the Dead
    60's - Night of the living dead.

    And i've even heard people argue in the past that the Evil dead series are zombie films

    90's (2nd by a vote) Army of Darkness
    80's - Evil Dead
     
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  17. RyanPC

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    Hands down Night of the Living Dead. However, Rosemary's Baby and Wait Until Dark aren't too far behind it as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Psycho followed cloesly by Night of the Living Dead.
     
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    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    Good call on Wait Until Dark, although I'm sure one can argue that it is more of a thriller than a horror film.

    (I know, I know...let's not start THAT again! :p )

    Still a great movie...and one that made me almost lose my soda cup to the carpet, as I was jolted so bad. :nervous:

    Rosemary's Baby just doesn't have the replay value for me. A very well-done film..........but also a very drawn-out film that seems to work more for first-time viewers.

    I went with Night of the Living Dead, probably because I have fond memories of catching it as a kid during Halloween on our local PBS(!) station back in Ohio.....and also because it was the first movie that taught me that
    the good guys don't always get to win
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  20. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    What's also really great is that when you look at this list you realize how many of these films still resonate with audiences today and have become part of movie history.
    I think people will always remember PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, and ROSEMARY'S BABY, and the others aren't far behind either.
     

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